Reach Out Campaign
We ask you to use your love of dance as a platform to help remove the stigma, fear and loneliness associated
with mental health illness. Many people suffer in silence, unsure of where or who to turn to.
Facing depression - anxiety - stress - low self esteem - self harm and suicidal thoughts every day.
Others live with self reproach and regret unable to cope with a bereavement .
People are the best medicine for people and dance is a wonderful therapy
but sometimes people need a little more help.
We want to make it easy for people to REACH OUT and talk about their pain.
It's okay to ask for help. It's okay to sit in silence with someone.
It's okay to talk to someone. It's okay to cry with someone.
It's okay not to be okay.
We understand the constant pressures of being in the line dance limelight can take its toll .
Funding is available to help with mental illness just as it is with a physical illness.
Let’s remove the “I” from illness.
Replace it with “we” so that it becomes Wellness.
The last Saturday in September each year has become the LDF Reach Out Day.
Keep talking to each other, be aware of each other and don’t be afraid to
REACH OUT to any LDF Ambassador for yourself or somebody you know.
Your LDF Ambassadors are all members of the dance community.
They are NOT qualified medical professionals or counselors and cannot offer you help in those capacities.
However, they will be happy to assist you in any way they can.
Do not be afraid to Reach Out to them.
Presented by: Helen O'Malley
Crystal Boot Awards 2020